No amount of wriggling could get Brandon Lewis off the hook as audience member takes him to task for ‘lie’ about nurse recruitment on national TV
Senior Tory Brandon Lewis was humiliated on national television by an angry audience member who refused to accept the Tories’ weasel excuse for their lie that they plan to recruit 50,000 nurses for the NHS if re-elected.
The truth is that around 19,000 of the ‘more nurses’ are retained existing nurses – whom the Tories hope they can keep in the NHS in spite of burn-out and understaffing caused by Tory-induced collapse.
And the real number of new UK nurses in the Tory plan is a paltry 1,400 a year.
And the Question Time audience member wasn’t having any of it:
There you have it. The Tories think the UK’s voters are stupid enough to fall for fake maths that an 8-year-old can see through. Lewis’ humiliation was deserved – but Boris Johnson’s must come at the ballot box.
Vote Labour – the only party that can be trusted with the whole UK’s health service.
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